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Hey everybody, I'm prettty new to photography, but the bug bit me hard. I was shooting butterflies when this landed on my daughter's shoulder. I wiped most of the color in LR3 trying to make it pop a bit, but I don't feel like it happened quite right. Any help would be much appreciated. What would you do with this image?

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May 07, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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Not seeing your image?

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May 07, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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I have no idea why it won't attach. Maybe this will work?

http://prevelige.smugmug.com/Other/Butterfly-Place/21641823_sgMdT5#!i=1726149568&k=dWF6TRj



May 07, 2012 at 05:34 PM
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Prevelige wrote:
I have no idea why it won't attach. Maybe this will work?

http://prevelige.smugmug.com/Other/Butterfly-Place/21641823_sgMdT5#!i=1726149568&k=dWF6TRj


Is this the image you are trying to post?

Socrate


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May 07, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Need some help


No, everything seems to be "off" right now. Thanks for being patient


May 07, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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Prevelige wrote:
No, everything seems to be "off" right now. Thanks for being patient




May be this other one?








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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Need some help


One last attempt from work computer...



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May 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
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That's the one! Thanks. I got it by resizing to 640 x 427.


May 07, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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Prevelige wrote:
One last attempt from work computer...



The reason the butterfly is not popping is because it is OOF and the viewer eyes are landing on your daughter's face being in focus.
In other words, the subject of your image is your daughter not the butterfly. You need to get really close to the butterfly and make it more prominent if you want to make it stand out.
Socrate

By the way this is the link of your image
"http://prevelige.smugmug.com/Other/Butterfly-Place/i-dWF6TRj/0/XL/MG3548-XL.jpg"
w/o the "



May 07, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Need some help


That's fair, and obviously I can't fix focus now. Any other thoughts to make the best of a poorly focused pic? I am not any better in PP than I am at focus apparently, though I'm working on it.


May 07, 2012 at 05:59 PM
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Prevelige wrote:
That's fair, and obviously I can't fix focus now. Any other thoughts to make the best of a poorly focused pic? I am not any better in PP than I am at focus apparently, though I'm working on it.




Unfortunately once an image is OOF that is it.
Try using the center focus point only in your camera next time. The 70-200/4 IS you used is a very sharp lens and you shouldn't have any problem.
You shot that pic at 70mm. May be using 200mm centered on the butterfly will do the trick.
Having said so, I believe that is a sweet image of your daughter and the butterfly adds to the image. I would also leave all the original colors too.
You just can't have both, your daughter and the butterfly as the main subjects. You need to decide and sacrifice one or the other.
Socrate



May 07, 2012 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Need some help


OK, I appreciate the feedback. I was right next to her when it happened, so stepping back to shoot at 200 wouldn't have worked. I certainly realize the gear isn't the issue, I just need practice. I truly appreciate your time.


May 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM





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